Film still from Out in the Dark
With 2013 officially over, Vada film writers have chosen their top three films of 2013.
For my top three films of 2013, I chose a Hollywood blockbuster, a documentary and a gay love story.
Oz the Great and Powerful
Oz the Great and Powerful is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. It follows the adventures of Oscar (James Franco), a small-town magician who’s accidentally transported to Oz. I fell in love with the story, the characters, and Oz. In particular, I appreciated the strong, independent and powerful women characters in the film. A fabulous modern take on a much loved classic.
How to Survive a Plague
How to Survive a Plague is a deeply moving and powerful documentary. It chronicles the fight by HIV and AIDS activists in the US to secure effective drugs, treatment and healthcare. It is uplifting and inspiring because it shows how activists managed to take on their own Government and win.
Out in the Dark
Out in the Dark is a powerful gay love story and an exciting thriller, set against the political backdrop of the Palestine/Israel conflict. The love story is between a Palestinian Arab student (Nimr) and an Israeli Jewish lawyer (Roy), and the film focuses on the trials that follow their fateful meeting in a Tel Aviv nightclub. It is a gay love story with the power to change hearts and minds.
You can find the full feature, entitled "Class of 2013" here:
Out in the Dark Trailer: